Jason Fossett | Press Association | 17147
Jason Fossett has been jailed for life after setting fire to a busy south London gay bar, the Two Brewers in Clapham, for the second time.
Fossett piled rubbish against the fire exit of before setting it alight and fleeing on March 20. He pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life at Inner London Crown Court. He could not remember starting the fire after “having a couple of drinks”.
He was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum sentence of three years and 244 days.
He was traced through his bank card after CCTV footage showed him buying two drinks at the bar on the night of the arson.
Officers searched his home and found receipts from the Two Brewers for that night, and a red leather satchel which matched that seen on the CCTV.
In 2004, Fossett was jailed for eight years for targeting the same venue in an arson attack. Police said there was no suggestion the attacks were hate crimes, although Fossett’s motivation is not known.